Birmingham’s NEC to expand with new arena in Scotland

Lothian Leisure Development has partnered with Birmingham’s NEC Group to deliver a new indoor arena just outside Edinburgh.

A 30-acre site has been secured at Straiton, to the south of the city, for a mixed-use leisure and entertainment venue. It will be the first NEC-managed venue in Scotland.

As well as an 8,000-capacity venue, proposals for the wider development include a cinema and two hotels, as well as conference, retail and other leisure space.

LLD is currently in discussion with several parties to secure funding for the development phase.

Over the coming months the pair